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Lakes & Glaciers - Self DriveSHNZ26

9 Days - 1 Country | 4 Cities
CUSTOMIZED HOLIDAYSSHNZ26
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Starts From
₹1,10,413

*per person on twin sharing basis

Holiday Experiences

  • International Antarctic Centre
  • Skyline Gondola Ride
  • Scenic Lake Cruise & Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch

Itinerary (Day Wise)

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  • Day 1Christchurch
  • Day 2ChristchurchChristchurch > Glacier Region
  • Day 3Glacier Region
  • Day 4Glacier RegionGlacier Region > Queenstown
  • Day 5Queenstown
  • Day 6Queenstown
  • Day 7QueenstownQueenstown > Mount Cook
  • Day 8Mount CookMount Cook > Christchurch
  • Day 9Christchurch
Day 1Christchurch

Welcome to New Zealand. On arrival in Christchurch, collect your rental vehicle and self-drive to your hotel. Christchurch is set between the deep blue Pacific Ocean and the mighty snow-capped Southern Alps. This is a vibrant, ever-changing city with inner city parks and gardens delightfully interwoven by the meandering Avon River. Enjoy admission to the International Antarctic Centre today or tomorrow for an icy insight into this astounding continent. Overnight in Christchurch.

Note: Extra Surcharges will be applicable during events, Christmas and New Year Period. All guests must follow the mandatory requirements for travel, such as RT-PCR tests, vaccination certificate, web check-in, self-declaration, e-pass formalities etc. as per the country, which are subject to change periodically. Any cost incurred for such requirements should be borne by the guests.

Day 2Christchurch
Christchurch > Glacier Region

After breakfast, depart across the Canterbury Plains, a fertile patchwork made with every shade of green, through the spectacular scenery of Arthurs Pass National Park and on to the West Coast. New Zealand’s rugged West Coast is a wild and untamed place known for its rivers, rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures. Here, mighty rivers of solid white ice, relics of the world’s last ice-age, tumble down the rocky valleys. Overnight in Glacier Region.

  • Breakfast
Day 3Glacier Region

After breakfast, day is at leisure. You can explore the region on own or opt for below mentioned optional activities at an additional price. A temperate climate at a low altitude make Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers among the most convenient to visit in the world. Steep valleys bear scars from where glaciers have retreated and advanced over millennia and here, the ice age is still underway. Overnight in Glacier Region.

Note: Optional: 1) Make a visit to Punakaki's Pancake Rocks or for an absolute bucket list experience, take to the air on a scenic flight with a glacier landing and a thrilling hike across the icy wonderland.

  • Breakfast
Day 4Glacier Region
Glacier Region > Queenstown

After breakfast, drive through wilderness towns, waterfalls and river scenery on today’s scenic journey to Queenstown. We recommend stopping for a break, and to stretch the legs, at Makarora’s Blue Pools. Overnight in Queenstown.

Note: Optional (at an additional price): 1) Puzzling World at Wanaka - With a mix of bizarre buildings, rooms of illusion and the world famous Great Maze, this attraction is designed to baffle your brain and challenge your perceptions of reality. Challenging minds of all ages with its themes of wonder and trickery.

  • Breakfast
Day 5Queenstown

After breakfast, day is at leisure. Magnificent vistas and majestic mountains dominate this compact alpine resort town and with such an expansive natural physical environment it is not surprising that Queenstown has been described as the Adventure Capital of the World. Make your way to the Skyline Base for a Gondola Ride to the top of Bob’s Peak and enjoy some spectacular panoramic views high above Queenstown. You might like to add some Luge rides to your bucket list for some extra fun. Then head down to the waterfront to board the iconic TSS Earnslaw steamship for a scenic cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Farm. Here you will enjoy a gourmet BBQ lunch before your cruise back to Queenstown central. Overnight in Queenstown.

  • Breakfast & Lunch
Day 6Queenstown

After breakfast, entire day is at leisure. You can explore the town on own or can opt for below mentioned optional tours at an additional price. Overnight in Queenstown.

Note: Optional: 1) Dart River Wilderness Jet -Experience a unique combination of breath-taking scenery and an exhilarating ride following the braided, glacier-fed rivers by jet boat with exciting 360 degree spins along the way. 2) Milford Sound Cruise - Milford Sound is an awesome sight with sheer granite cliffs towing into the sky. Take in the native wildlife and breath-taking scenery from the comfort of a modern vessel fully equipped with spacious decks, relaxing lounges and enjoy lunch on-board.

  • Breakfast
Day 7Queenstown
Queenstown > Mount Cook

After breakfast, proceed to Tekapo/Mt Cook. Today’s journey takes you to a scenic wonderland with golden tussocks, snow-capped mountains and turquoise lakes. Hug the shores of beautiful Lake Pukaki to a rugged land of ice and rock, home to Aoraki Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain. Overnight in Tekapo/Mt Cook.

Note: Optional (at an additional price): Big Sky Stargazing at Tekapo/Mt Cook - Experienced guides will introduce you to the beautiful southern night sky using the naked eye, Astor-Binoculars and state of the art astronomy telescopes.

  • Breakfast
Day 8Mount Cook
Mount Cook > Christchurch

After breakfast, drive to Christchurch. Be sure to stop for a while at Lake Tekapo where the ‘Church of the Good Shepherd’ takes pride of place against the backdrop of a vivid blue glacier-fed lake. Then continue north east where braided rivers and familiar plains will signal your arrival back into Christchurch. Overnight in Christchurch.

Note: Optional (at an additional price): 1) Dark Sky Experience at Lake Tekapo/Mt Cook - The Dark Sky Experience brings science, Maori heritage and fascinating multi-media installations together in a ‘Big Bang’ of awe and inspiration. 2) Tekapo Springs Hot Pools - Enjoy the ultimate in relaxation and recreation amongst the natural beauty of a stunning, pristine, alpine environment just 4 minutes’ from Tekapo township. Situated in a prime location at the base of Mount John with supreme views of iconic Lake Tekapo and the mountain ranges beyond.

  • Breakfast
Day 9Christchurch

After breakfast drive to Airport and drop your car at airport. Board flight from Christchurch to hometown. Let us be in touch through email, Facebook and meet on another memorable Holiday. See you all!! Tour Concludes

  • Breakfast

Detailed Tour Price

Room Type
1 - 4 Guest
Single Occupancy
INR 194,371 (NZD 3,556)
Twin Sharing
INR 110,413 (NZD 2,020)
Triple Sharing
INR 90,517 (NZD 1,656)
NOTES :
  • The rates are valid for Indian nationals only
  • Hotels might ask for a refundable Security Deposit at the time of check-in, which is payable in Cash or by Credit Card
  • The value and currency of the deposit might vary as per the hotel policy.

Accommodation

City - Country
Hotel
Check In - Check Out
Christchurch - New Zealand
Heartland Hotel Cotswold/Ibis Christchurch/or similar
03 Dec - 04 Dec
Glacier Region - New Zealand
TBA/or similar
04 Dec - 06 Dec
Queenstown - New Zealand
Heartland Hotel/Holiday Inn Queenstown Frankton Road/or similar
06 Dec - 09 Dec
Mount Cook - New Zealand
TBA/or similar
09 Dec - 10 Dec
Christchurch - New Zealand
Heartland Hotel Cotswold/Ibis Christchurch/or similar
10 Dec - 11 Dec
NOTES:
  • Enjoy a comfortable stay at the finest hotels at every destination.
  • Under unavoidable circumstances hotels are subject to change.
  • In such conditions a substitute hotel of a similar category will be provided.

Unbeatable Experiences

  • Visit Punakaki's Pancake Rocks
  • Visit Puzzling World at Wanaka
  • Milford Sound Cruise

To add these experiences call us on 1800 22 7979 or drop us a query!

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Holiday Category
Room Type
Departures
  • 03
  • 04
  • 05
  • 06
  • 07
  • 08
  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
Christchurch03 Dec 2022
9 Days
Christchurch11 Dec 2022
Standard HolidayBase Room
₹1,10,413
Standard HolidayBase RoomDone
₹1,10,413
Standard HolidayBase RoomModify Details
Starts From
₹1,10,413

*per person on twin sharing basis

Note

  • Above mentioned prices & discounts are Per Person for Indian Nationals only.
  • 5 % GST is applicable on given tour price.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.

Tour Information

  • 8 Nights’ Accommodation at suggested or similar category hotels
  • Meals – As specified in the itinerary above
  • Return airport transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary by Self Drive car
  • International Antarctic Centre
  • Skyline Gondola Ride
  • Scenic Lake Cruise & Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch

Special Note

  • The above price is valid till 30th April 2023
  • High Season surcharges are applicable during exhibitions/trade fairs/festivals
  • The prevailing Rate of Exchange of the day of payment will be applicable
  • Confirmation of Hotels and other services is subject to availability
  • International hotel check in is 15:00hrs and checkout would be 10:00hrs
  • Early check in and late check-out subject to availability.
  • Itineraries are subject to change
  • All arrangements made by us are in the capacity of a ground handling agent only.
  • We will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries delayed or cancelled flights & acts or forces of nature. Important notes for self-drive:
  • The Self Drive Vehicle used is a IDAR Intermediate Type Vehicle.
  • You can legally drive in New Zealand for up to 12 months if you have either a current driver’s license from your home country or an International Driving Permit (IDP). Make sure your driver’s license is current. If your license is not in English, you should bring an English translation with you, or obtain an IDP.
  • You will only be able to drive the same types of vehicles you are licensed to drive in your home country. The common legal age to rent a car in New Zealand is 21 years.
  • Include unlimited mileage and basic daily insurance cover.
  • GPS Units and insurance wavier options can be provided for a supplementary cost and must be pre-booked.
  • The speed limit on open roads is 100km/h (approx. 60m/h). In urban areas the speed limit is 50km/h
  • A credit card imprint is taken for the bond at the time of vehicle collection and destroyed at termination of the hire, provided that the vehicle is returned in the same condition that it left the depot and with full petrol tank. In case a credit card is unavailable, a cash deposit is required (under the condition that the Insurance Waiver is purchased) and will be refunded (if no damage on the rental car and vehicle returned with full petrol tank).

Cancellation Policy

  • If the Guest decides to cancel the tour for any reason whatsoever then s/he shall give a written application to the Company within specified time limit along with original receipt issued by the Company. Such cancellation will attract cancellation charges stated hereunder.
  • Cancellation charges will be calculated on gross tour cost and the cancellation charges shall depend on date of departure and date of cancellation
  • Cancellation charges for any type of transport ticket are applicable as per the rules of the concerned authority.
  • Air tickets issued on special fares are NON REFUNDABLE and Guest shall bear cancellation charges.
  • Any refund payable to the Guest will be paid after the Company receives refund from the respective authorities. The Company deducts processing charges from the refund to be paid to the Guest.
Cancellation received no. of days prior to departure
Cancellation fee applicable on Net Tour Price (per person)
D - 0 to 5
100%
D - 6 to 15
85%
D - 16 to 30
75%
D - 31 to 45
50%
D - 46 to 60
30%
D - 61 to 90
20%
D - 91 to 120
15%
D - 121 to 900
10%

Remarks

  • Airlines/Room up-gradation and complimentary will not be entertained during the tour unless if specified at the time of booking.
  • There is no refund for any services not utilized during the tour.
  • Security deposit is required either in cash or credit card by hotels which is refundable provided no room incidentals are incurred. This security deposit is not included in this quote and must be paid by the guests/corporate directly to the hotel when checking in.
  • Guests are advised not to keep valuables in the coach/vehicle while sightseeing. The Company shall not be responsible for loss of valuables from the coach / vehicle . If the coach / vehicle is accidentally or otherwise damaged by the Guest, s/he will be required to pay compensation for the same.

Payment Terms

SectorBooking Payment SchedulePayment policy
India & WorldPackage Price less than INR 25,000 (Per Person)Full Payment
IndiaPackage Price more than INR 25,000 (per person)INR 25,000 (Registration Amount Per Person)
45 Days Prior to DepartureFull Payment
WorldPackage Price less than INR 50,000 (Per Person)INR 25000 (Registration Amount Per Person)
Package Price more than INR 50,000 (Per Person)INR 50,000 (Registration Amount Per Person)
45 Days Prior to DepartureFull Payment
Last Minute Booking – Booking received 45 days prior to departure
Registration Amount Equal to Package PriceFull Payment

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